Stage-In-A-Box is a great hands-on tool to help teach students about set design and stage management.
To quote their website: "Our product is a robust metal box which transforms into a stage area. It contains scale model rostra blocks, ramps, steps, cylinders, 'flats', a lighting gantry with working lights, and posable 'actors'. All the 68 components are magnetic so that they can be readily and securely fixed into place."
I met Richard and Keith, the designers and manufacturers of the box at a theatre conference. They are great to work with and very enthusiastic about their product."
The Stage-In-A-Box is made in the United Kingdom from high quality materials. The box can be purchased directly from Stage-In-A-Box (see their website) with a credit card or can be purchased from Costume & Theatre Inventory Resources. We are offering Stage-In-A-Box through the Store for those school districts who prefer not to purchase from the UK.
You can also purchase a 'Pad Pocket' to hold an iPad or small tablet at the rear of the stage to create the illusion of a back projection. Additional actors and lights are available too. See the Store for current pricing.
Visit the Stage-In-A-Box website for more information.